1832 O-105 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 3 (Second Marriage)
O-105 R3 is below, O-105a R4 at bottom
Late die state is tough in higher grades with perhaps only 2 or 3 MS and a handful of AU examples reported. The prime die state is also on the scarce side, with only a handful of MS examples and many of the AU's having problems.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 1 is 1 mm. from drapery. Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from curl. Date is 8 1/4 mm. low and well spaced, with full serif on 1.
O-105a: Little or no milling as the die has deteriorated. All stars drawn to edge and later states show date joined to rim by die chipping.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. and high, with olive stem only 1/4 mm. from top of C. and extending 3/4 of the way across it. A tall open 5 with straight pointed top. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Lower crossbar extends into wing at left. A small tine at upper right corner of shield. I is centered under T. A die defect line from top left corner of shield arcing to center of shield is visible on well preserved specimens.
O-105a: Little or no milling is visible and letters drawn to edge especially UNITED STATES.
NGC Graded AU50. A rather crusty example of this milling free variety. Soft luster peeks through the crust. Extreme die wear makes this an interesting coin.
1832 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-105: 7Overall Number: 365
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105:
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63
05/09 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63
04/18 Heritage (Dallas) NGC MS62
03/13 Heritage (Dallas) ANACS MS6103/18 Stacks-B (Baltimore) PCGS AU58
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105a:
04/11 Alpine Numismatics FPL NGC MS62
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS MS61
08/18 Stacks-B (ANA-Philly) PCGS AU55
02/14 Heritage (New York) NGC AU55
08/15 Heritage (Internet) PCGS AU53